I’m going on vacation. Maybe for a few months. Or a few years. I’ll know when it’s time for the vacation to end.
What’s it a vacation from? I’ve been trying to figure that out. This Prezi has some of my thoughts on the matter.
While others have been honing in, I feel it’s time to zoom out. To shift from the external to the internal.
I’ve been hanging out with Wes Jackson lately. He wrote a book called “The Virtues of Ignorance,” the premise being that we’re many times more ignorant than we are knowledgable, so why not go with our strong suit?
I’ve also gotten to spend some time with Charles Eisenstein lately. He’s written a book called “The Ascent of Humanity.” He proposes that we’ve been reaching the extent of the worldview of separation and that we’re arcing back [spiraling upwards] to something he’s been calling the gift economy.
I’ve been very engaged with everything since this became an option [late high school]. I’ve been at the heart of a few startup companies, and am active in national/global entrepreneurialism, Slow Money, permaculture, and Bennett/Fourth Way communities, and dabble in a number of other fields as well, such as education and multinationals.
If you’d ask someone what I’d do next, they’d say, “why of course, forge on ahead - you’re already leading the pack!”
I’ve realized though that whenever I’m doing the socially-respectable thing, it’s often no longer true for me. When the people that care about me start saying something sounds a little crazy, I know I’m onto something.
So I’m going to be taking a step back. As of today I’ve stepped down from my Board seats in the Valley. Also I’d prefer to not join the core team of any startups again for a little [the next year?].
How might I want to kickoff such a “vacation?” Well, I was thinking I’d do it with a retreat.